Eco Marjal

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  1. billkce

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    Up early-ish on Mon (22nd) and set sail from the pleasant Don Cactus, but now a midweek ghost-town. 5 hours and 2 short stops through uninspiring countryside we arrive at Eco Marjal. What a revelation. :BigGrin: Only open 18 months but an out-and-out ‘Wonder World’. Wide open reception area and parking for a dozen motorhomes. A reception building bigger than some hotels I’ve been to. Polite, efficient and helpful staff. ACSI €14 per night which includes electricity, SPA, TV, water and grey water disposal on pitch. Huge pitch, level and only a minor kerb. Young trees but thoughtfully planted and in 5 years it’ll be a picture. Swimming pool, supermarket, bar, restaurant, entertainment programme, keep fit classes, Petanca, mini-golf, kiddies playpark out of the way, superbe and plentiful washing and washing-up facilities. The Spanish semi-permanents have their own area and many other permanents are spread about. It is very difficult to fault this camp site! A lot of thought and money has gone into it and they’ve got it right. They even consult and LISTEN to campers re improvements! :Eeek:
    The only minor drawback is that it is in the middle of nowhere. Murcia and Alicante are 25 kms away and Guardamar 18kms by bike. There is a train station but it's 15 mins by car. No car – you’re a bit stuck due to no buses!:shout:
    However, although the isolation is not a problem for some, we like to be a bit closer to civilisation and be able to get into Spain a bit more easily. Having said that, many, many others love it here and it's not difficult to see why. Well done, Eco-Marjal.:thumb:
     
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    Sounds idyllic, but do they have a supermarket with reasonable prices. In my experience these out of the way campsites have a captive audience and charge the earth for every day essentials.
    Have just returned from Benidorm were a pint costs 80 cents and a 4 course meal 11 Euros including wine. Campsite fees are much the same. To keep the price down competition is a must. No competition generally means, pay up and smile.
     
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    Supermarket good with very reasonable prices - as is the bar.
     
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    Hi We had a month there short walk to St Felipe and Catral over the first bridge, left to St Felipe and right and left to Catral , good sat market, also a Dias and a good Chinese restaurant opposite, 25 Euro for food and wine for four, camp site A1 going again 2014, enjoy .Pete :thumb:
     
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